Install Linux on Omnibook 6000
I now have Mandrake 8.0 co-existing in relative harmony with Windows
2000. It took a number of iterations, but here is now I got Linux
For a year I have been running Mandrake Linux 7.1 in peaceful
coexistence with Windows 98 on my Omnibook 6000 (part #F2083WT). The
machine arrived with Windows preinstalled, so the first order of
business is to repartition the hard drive so that Windows has a
smaller partition and space is allocated for Linux.
- Defragment the Win2k partition.
- Use Partition Magic to resize the Win2k partition to 5 Mb.
- Reboot with the Mandrake install CD.
- Choose the Expert installation option.
- At the drive partitioning step, click on the unallocated space, and
allow the wizard to auto-partition the space for Linux.
Recently my drive was reimaged with Windows 2000, and I upgraded my
Linux installation to Mandrake 8.0. See my page on Windows 2000 for more information on Linux and
Win2k living in harmony.